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Boat Owners Association of The United States

Press Contact: Scott Croft
Director of Public Relations, BoatUS
Phone: 703-461-2864
SCroft@BoatUS.com


  • 24-Hour On Water Towing Service for Boaters in Rochester and Oneida Lake Has New Owners

    24-Hour On Water Towing Service for Boaters in Rochester and Oneida Lake Has New Owners

    Help for when the unexpected happens

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 23, 2019 – Long-time Central New Yorkers Capt. Grant Langheinrich and his wife Karla Langheinrich are the new owners of two 24-hour on-water towing ports, TowBoatUS Rochester and TowBoatUS Oneida Lake. Much like an auto club for boaters, the locations are part of a nationwide network of 300 ports and 600 towing response vessels across the country that assist boaters with …

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  • BoatUS Releases Annual List of the Top 10 Boat Names

    BoatUS Releases Annual List of the Top 10 Boat Names

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 23, 2019 – Each year, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) tallies the most popular boat names. The tradition dates back a quarter century, with the list derived from adding up requests for boat name designs from BoatUS Boat Graphics. Each reveals something about the personality of the vessel’s owner. The 2019 BoatUS Top 10 Boat Names: 1. Aquaholic: …

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  • New On-Water Recreational Boat Towing Service, TowBoatUS Lake Cumberland, Opens

    New On-Water Recreational Boat Towing Service, TowBoatUS Lake Cumberland, Opens

    Professional 24-hour on-water towing assistance plus many other BoatUS benefits

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky., May 22, 2019 – Rich Lenardson used to be in the vehicle recovery business, on the highways at all hours of the day and night. But in 2007, he took to the water and opened his first TowBoatUS 24-hour on-water boater assistance service on Lake Michigan. Now the owner of nine TowBoatUS locations in the Great Lakes, Lenardson is betting that professional 24-hour on-water assistance …

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  • Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

    Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1: Lessons Learned from 2018 Storms Help Boaters Better Prepare

    4 tips to ready your boat, from BoatUS

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 21, 2019 – When a hurricane approaches, recreational boat owners have a big problem. Faced with limited time to protect their homes, and with families to possibly evacuate, what can they do to prepare their boats? The nation’s largest boating advocacy, services and safety group, The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says you only need to look …

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  • BoatUS Checklist: How to Rent Your Boat

    BoatUS Checklist: How to Rent Your Boat

    And keep out of hot water

    SPRINGFIELD, Va., May 16, 2019 – Airbnb has shown that the sharing economy can work. A new report says, in 2018, the peer-to-peer rental company’s annual sales surpassed Hilton, based on data from U.S. travelers (excluding business spending). For boat owners looking to make extra money renting their boats on peer-to-peer boat rental networks like Boatsetter, what can they learn from Airbnb’s …

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  • On-Water Towing Service Grows on the Bay: TowBoatUS Alameda Opens

    On-Water Towing Service Grows on the Bay: TowBoatUS Alameda Opens

    Third port for TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay and Delta

    ALAMEDA, Calif., May 15, 2019 – A 29-year-old family-owned business that helps boaters get safely home after their boat has broken down, run aground, or run out of fuel, has added a third location to the company’s waterborne footprint. TowBoatUS Alameda is the newest location for TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay and Delta, which also has on-water assistance ports at San Francisco’s Gashouse …

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  • Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses June 8

    Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour On-Water Training Courses June 8

    Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered on Irondequoit Bay

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 14, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Fleet Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 8, at the club’s location at Southpoint …

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  • The Most Practical Boating Safety Advice You'll Get This Year

    The Most Practical Boating Safety Advice You'll Get This Year

    3 timely tips for National Safe Boating Week, May 18-24

    ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 13, 2019 -- Wearing a life jacket, avoiding alcohol, and taking a boating safety course tops the list of things you can do now to improve your chances of a long, safe summer of boating. For this year’s National Safe Boating Week (May 18-24) here’s three timely safety tips from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water. 1. Be on the lookout for small …

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  • In Maryland's Southernmost Town, On-Water Recreational Boat Towing Service Opens

    In Maryland's Southernmost Town, On-Water Recreational Boat Towing Service Opens

    TowBoatUS Crisfield provides 24-hour assistance for boats with routine breakdowns

    CRISFIELD, Md., May 10, 2019 – Visitors to Crisfield, Maryland, soon learn that The Old Line State’s southernmost town has long tied its fortunes to Chesapeake Bay – much of the town was built atop discarded oyster shells. Just what took so long to get locally provided on-water help for routine boat breakdowns was the area’s remoteness on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but …

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  • For Boaters Crossing Florida, TowBoatUS Has You Covered

    For Boaters Crossing Florida, TowBoatUS Has You Covered

    LaBelle is fourth location for TowBoatUS on the Okeechobee Waterway

    LABELLE., Fla., May 8, 2019 – Most boats crossing the state of Florida on the Okeechobee Waterway are transient, only trying to get from one coast to the other as quickly as possible. That means their captains may not have local knowledge, and if they need assistance for an unexpected grounding or engine problem, the newly opened 24-hour on-water towing and assistance service for recreational …

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